CS371p Fall 2021: Andrew Li

I grew up in Alberta, Canada, where the weather is much different than here in Texas. While I have become more accustomed to the heat here, I still find it much too hot, especially during the summer.

I attended Tompkins High School in Katy.

In High School, my favorite extracurricular was the robotics club that I was in. I spent a lot of time working with a team to build a robot to compete in competitions, and I had a lot of fun doing it.

I came to UT because it was a good school that was close by, so I wouldn’t have to move, and so I could be closer to my family and friends.

I am majoring in CS because I really enjoy coding. After taking CS classes in High School, I knew that I wanted to keep doing CS going into college as well.

I am in this class because I have enjoyed taking classes with Downing in the past, and I love how he lectures. Additionally, I want to improve my C++ skills, something that I have been working on but can always still improve.

I expect this class to be somewhat similar to the previous classes that I have taken with Downing. I enjoy the cold calling he does in the lectures, as I think it is really engaging. While the projects can be hard, they are usually doable within the deadline, and pair programming is always a good thing to practice.

I know a decent amount of C/C++ from previous classes, but I am not the most confident in my abilities.

I thought the first lectures were good. They were pretty much the same as last semester in content.

I like the cold calling system.

I am happy that we finally get to go back on campus for classes. Virtual classes are convenient, but are just not the same.

My tip of the week is to start early on assignments. We have not been assigned one yet, but with all the new tools we are learning about, it is good to familiarize yourself with them early.

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